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comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
This answer is correct but did not apply to my case as I am over 31 years old :).
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comment Self-service options in Amsterdam
Citymundo appears to be defunct and the site is occupied by a domain squatter.
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comment From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?
Their FAQ addresses this. Your country of residence is effectively where you want them to ship your incapacitated (or worse) corporeal self in the event of misadventure; somewhere for which you have absolute right of return, see: worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/… worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/… worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/…
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comment From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?
Yup, found that in the FAQ eventually. So now the only problem is the $1k per item/$3k total cap on "specified items". Laptop's gonna be more than that by itself. Still the best option so far.
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comment From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?
In all seriousness, I haven't lived in Australia for two and a half years and I don't know when I next will, does Australia still count as my "country of residence"? That's really the crux of the question.
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comment From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?
As far as the Australian Tax Office is concerned, I don't intend to return :-) (if anyone from the ATO is reading this I really don't, I've no idea where I'm going to end up.) Thanks for the tip, I'll check them out.
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comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
The answer I don't want to hear may indeed by the correct one, unfortunately :(. But many countries do allow you to stay for more than six months for tourism purposes (I have a 5 year multi-entry B1/B2 visa for the States, for example.) Europe certainly allowed it ten years ago when I last travelled. And there could be a "back door" if I could get something similar to the B1 from Spain or something.
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comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
The way I read it, the MVV is a prerequisite for acquiring one of the other long-term stay visas (as a student, refugee, relative of a Dutch person, entrepreneur...) from which Australians are exempted. The exemption by itself doesn't actually mean I can stay longer than 90 out of 180 days. However I could be reading it wrong. Also, it's not really an option to go through the hassle and expense of applying for some accredited course just to blag my way into a student visa.
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comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
Ankur: On what basis? I'm not employed by a Dutch company, I won't be studying at a recognised educational institution, I'm not a refugee, a victim of domestic violence, an entrepreneur with sufficient capital, I have no Dutch relatives and I only have a bachelor's degree, not a masters or doctorate. That seems to cover all the potential avenues :-(
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comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
Been there, done that, and it's expensive :-). It might end up being what I have to do anyhow. hippietrail, I meant if I want it to be 4-5 months from when I first arrive until I last leave, I'll have to spend 1-2 months out of Schengen in the middle.
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